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Saturday March 25, 2017. All Stars Media
After celebrating 10 seasons the year was culminated by a formal Awards night and with a capacity crowd it just highlighted how successful the season had been.
Even though it was the 10th season it was also a season of ‘firsts’ for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series again creating history. It was the first time brothers have stood on the podium together and the first time two sets of brothers raced together in an A Main (Paul & Chris Solomon and Brad & Anthony Foster), also the first time we have had brothers share the honours of winning the Series Championship again proving the strong family influence within the All Stars.
The First time we have run a $10K to win show and the first time we have run a double header weekend competing at Adelaide Motorsport Park and Sunline Speedway, Waikerie both tracks being for the first time. With most of the ‘firsts’ covered below sums up very briefly other achievements over the 11 round (16 week) season.
• Announced the 10th different Series Champion in 10 seasons.
• 62 competitors competed this season in the series with 20 of those being new to it.
• Over 8,000ks travelled based out of Melbourne.
• $112,000 in prize money & $26,000 in Contingency prizes.
• Ran the richest 360 A Main event in Australia with a payout of $27K.
• The 7th $10,000 to win Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Star Challenge was won by Cory Eliason in the Adam Curry owned USA 00.
• Unfortunately, the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial was beaten by weather early in the night. Travis Rilat again travelled over from the States for a washout.
• 9 different race tracks.
• 10 different A Main winners.
• 25 different Heat winners.
• 9 different Oval Express Magazine Quick Time winners.
• Announced the 2ndJSR King of the River mini-series winner paying out a $2000 bonus.
• 300 Frisbees thrown into the crowd & bags & bags of giveaways for the kids.
• $650 donated to the Safe Steps Domestic Violence foundation.
• All Star Legend Phil Lock won his 8th Drivers Driver Award. What a brilliant tribute to collect 8 of these awards out of 10 seasons!
• Inducted the 9th member into the Hall of Fame.
• Series mascot ‘Snowman’ somehow managed to survive his 9th season with the help of lots of superglue
• And as always smiles, laughter, new friends, too many cans and of course a few tears!
“To say we are proud of our achievements this past season is an understatement. We all worked hard to recognise this milestone achievement and we believe that we have continued to lift our image and professionalism but also managed to maintain the ‘All Star family fun’ image which is very important to us. Thanks to those that shared it with us and roll on next season which by the way will start in about 7 months!!” Mandy Searle tells us.
Friday March 3, 2017. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometer’s All Star Series were pleased to get the opportunity to acknowledge their Drivers, teams and Sponsors at the end of season Presentation Night held on Sunday 26th. With a sell-out crowd at the function room everyone dressed the part. They were treated with DVD presentations reliving both the past and the present to help celebrate the end of a very successful 10th season in an emotionally charged night.
Top 5 in the Drivers’ Championship - 1st SA75 Chris Solomon, 2nd V34 Brenten Farrer, 3rd SA44 Daniel Evans, 4th V4 Phil Lock, 5th V7 Paul Solomon
H’s Star Award – Jack Gartner
Best Presented Car & Crew – Brenten Farrer
Crew Chief of the Year – Tony Bartlett
Most Improved – Daniel Evans - Winning 4 Max Wheels from Max Dumesny Motorsport
Special Recognition Award – Daniel Ellis
Vortex Altitude Award – Chris Solomon - Winning an Outlaw Top wing from Vortex Racing Products
Encouragement Award – Kane Newcombe.
Rookie of the Year – Jarman Dalitz - Winning a Helmet from Velocita Safety Apparel
Drivers Driver –V4 Phil Lock
Velocita Lucky Draw – Brenten Farrer – Winning a Velocita Custom Driving Suit
All Star Legend’s – Paul Solomon
10 Seasons Awards – Brad Foster, Chris Solomon, Phil Lock & Team Hickman
The Drivers Driver Award was again won by Phil Lock which an amazing achievement winning this award multiple times. The respect he has earnt amongst his peers truly shows. Paul Solomon was inducted into the Hall of Fame with a heartfelt speech by Promoter Mandy Searle. “Pauly has been a part of the series since we started, he is one the few still around that raced with us at our first ever race meeting. He wears his heart on his sleeve and is an ideas man when it comes to anything All Stars. His passion for us is second to none and is another deserving member to the exclusive Legends Hall of Fame.”
Also recognised were all the series loyal sponsors and officials some who have also been with us over the past 10 seasons. Without sponsors and officials like these the Series would not be able to run at the level it currently does.
Thanks everyone for a fantastic night and congratulations to everyone!!
Sunday February 26, 2017. All Stars Media
Last night Former Australian Number Two Michael Lovegrove took the win in the final round of the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Stars Series at Timmis Speedway, Mildura. He led home Daniel Evans who backed up his last round victory at Waikerie. Jarman Dalitz who won the B-Main moved up 12 spots to end his series in fine style finishing 3rd.
Chris Solomon put the SA75 Cool on pole position for the 30 Lap final. He was joined by the NSW36 of Eddie Lumbar who was 6th on points after the heats but was able to work his way through the Pole Shootout to start out of two.
Defending Series Champion Brenten Farrer started the V34 from position 3 and only needed to finish 7th of better to wrap up his second All Stars Series victory. He was joined by Quick Time man Jesse Nicholas in 4th. Lovegrove and Phil Lock shared the 3rd row with former series champion Brad Foster sharing the fourth row with Jack Gartner whilst Brayden Cooley and Evans occupied the 5th Row.
Chris Solomon sped to the early lead with every position counting towards the overall series championship. Solomon was good early on when lapped traffic started to play its part. Lumbar was having a battle with Farrer and Lovegrove for the minor placings before Farrer was able to make his move and get into second setting his sights on Solomon.
Solomon and Farrer then proceeded to battle for the led for 2 laps swapping positions every turn before Farrer was able to pull away. But tragedy struck as the lead duo entered into Turn 3 behind a lapped car with contact being made between them causing damage and a fire to the V34 of Farrer and ending his championship hopes. Solomon was able to restart but was banished to the rear.
Lumbar and McLeod were also innocent victims in the accident with Lumbar heading to the back whilst McLeod ended her strong run on the infield.
After the mess in turn 3 was cleaned up Lovegrove led the field away with 9 laps to run and was never headed taking the win. Following Evans and Dalitz across the line was Gartner, Tancredi, Cooley, Thompson, Galliford, Chris Solomon, Paul Solomon, Newcombe, Lock, Wren, Lumbar, Nicholas and Daniel Ellis rounding out the finishers. Atkins blew a Left Rear Tyre in sight of the white flag. He was joined on the infield by Farrer, McLeod and Foster.
After 11 gruelling rounds the 2016/2017 Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Stars Series has come to an end. Teams and Officials will now enjoy the Series Presentations at the Setts Hotel tonight where the final Top 10 are released and other end of Series awards are handed out.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time winner was the V66 of Jesse Nicholas with a 12.555 second lap and in doing so picked up a 12 month subscription of Oval Express Magazine.
A Main results: 1st SA90 Michael Lovegrove, 2nd SA44 Daniel Evans, 3rd SA56 Jarmin Dalitz, 4th SA16 Jack Gartner, 5th V29 Michael Tancredi, 6th SA76 Brayden Cooley, 7th V53 Andy Thompson, 8th N46 Stacey Galliford, 9th SA75 Chris Solomon, 10th V7 Paul Solomon, 11th V65 Kane Newcombe, 12th V4 Phil Lock, 13th V16 James Wren, 14th N36 Eddie Lumbar, 15th V66 Jesse Nicholas, 16th V24 Daniel Ellis, 17th SA69 Cody Atkins (DNF), 18th V34 Brenten Farrer (DNF), 19th A55 Georgia McLeod (DNF), 20th V11 Brad Foster (DNF
Heat winners: SA75 Chris Solomon x2, V4 Phil Lock and SA56 Jarman Dalitz
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – V4 Phil Lock - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – V53 Andy Thompson- drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger- SA56 Jarman Dalitz - Show bag of Lucas Oil products
All Star Hot Arse Award – SA32 Ben Gartner- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – V66 Jesse Nicholas- a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – SA90 Michael Lovegrove - WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – N46 Stacey Galliford
Melbourne Stainless Nice Guy Award – V24 Daniel Ellis - stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – V65 Kane Newcombe - $400 cash
Sunday February 26, 2017. All Stars Media
Gisborne’s Chris Solomon has taken out a thrilling 2016/2017 Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Stars Series after a thrilling conclusion last night at Mildura’s Timmis Speedway. Solomon also created history by emulating his brother Paul’s 2008/2009 Championship and become the first brothers to win the Series. Chris gained 5011 points.
It is also car owner Tony Bartlett’s third Championship as a car owner.
Defending Champion Brenten Farrer did everything he could to protect his series lead before a late race incident ended his night. Farrer finished on 5010 points just a solitary point behind Solomon. Daniel Evans capped off a good season by taking a well-deserved third place finish over all.
In what was a consistent season which saw him pick up a maiden SA 360 Title Win, Multiple All Stars Podiums and a Round Victory at Waikerie. Evans gathered enough points to sneak into the Top 3 finishing on 4951.Phil Lock capped off another solid year which saw him finish in 4th place overall. The V4 finished on 4950, just one point behind Evans in third.
Paul Solomon who was leading the series early on and also won the John Sidney Racing King of the River rounded out the top 5 on 4886. Cody Atkins was next in line in 6th with 4755 points. He was followed by Kane Newcombe on 4646 points in 7th, Jarman Dalitz on 4643 points in 8th, Jack Gartner on 4585 points in 9th with Daniel Ellis on 4325 points rounding out the top 10.
Drivers and Crews, Officials and Sponsors will now enjoy the Series Presentation tonight at Fossey’s Gin Emporium in Mildura were many awards will be handed out as well as more inductions into the All Stars Hall of Fame.
2016-2017 Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Stars Series Top 10
1st. SA75 Chris Solomon 5011
2nd. V34 Brenten Farrer 5010
3rd. SA44 Daniel Evans 4951
4th. V4 Phil Lock 4950
5th. V7 Paul Solomon 4886
6th. SA69 Cody Atkins 4755
7th. V65 Kane Newcombe 4646
8th. SA56 Jarman Dalitz 4643
9th. SA16 Jack Gartner 4585
10th. V24 Daniel Ellis 4325
Thursday February 23, 2017. All Stars Media
In what has become a tradition over the past 10 season’s the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series Champion will be decided this Saturday night. It has been an awesome season it will culminate at the final round at Timmis Speedway, Mildura this Saturday.
The Series has had 9 different feature winners this season and with only 110 points separating the top 5 drivers the pressure will be on. The top 5 in points going into the final round are:
1. V34 Brenten Farrer - 4524
2. S75 Chris Solomon - 4498
3. V4 Phil Lock - 4466
4. S44 Daniel Evans - 4456
5. V7 Paul Solomon - 4414
Farrer in the Frijtek #34 Maxim would dearly love to go back to back as Series Champ. Farrer has been running the series for the past 5 seasons and he is well aware to win a series you have to finish consistently because every point counts. Currently sitting in 2nd is SA75 Chris Solomon. Driving the Bartlett Racing Cool Solomon has been fast all season but a run of mishaps in the early stages of the series have made things difficult.
Bartlett has won the series two times in the past with Colin Brooks & Scott Bogucki and would love to collect a third Championship. Chris on the other hand has not won a Championship and after supporting it since the start would also love to be crowned champion in the 10th season. Not surprisingly All Star Legend V4 Phil Lock has been at the pointy end all season even after kicking the season off badly. Battling with the new breed of kids this season Lock has shown speed and consistency.
In his first full time season on the road SA44 Daniel Evans has been improving at every round. Evans picked up his first Series win last weekend at Waikerie and will come into Saturday night with confidence. Rounding out the top 5 is V9 Paul Solomon. Leading the series in the early stages Paul has struggled his way back after slipping back to 10th with engine issues. Paul has been driving exceptionally well this season and his never give up attitude has moved him back to 5th.
Throw into the mix V65 Kane Newcombe, V66 Jesse Nicholas, V53 Andy Thompson, S90 Michael Lovegrove, SA56 Jarman Dalitz, V29 Michael Tancredi, S76 Brayden Cooley just to name a few and again we can expect nothing less than a thrilling 30 laps.
Breaking from the traditional Pit Party Presentation theme this season the series will finish with a Presentation Night on Sunday night at Fosseys Ginporium in The Setts Hotel. Award winners will be announced and celebrations of a fantastic season will mark an end to a very successful 10th season anniversary.
Timmis Speedway – This Saturday February 25th. Action from 7.00pm.
Monday February 20, 2017. All Stars Media
After celebrating his 21st birthday only days prior Daniel Evans crossed the line well ahead in RD 10 of the Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers All Stars Series at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie.
In an exciting feature which saw Evans easily weave through lapped traffic, the war was being waged for the minors with Paul Solomon eventually holding off a fast finishing Chris Solomon and Cody Atkins in 4th. Young Jack Gartner produced the drive of the night charging from 14th starting position to finish 5th.
The night was a milestone for Sunline Speedway & the All Stars and the town showed their appreciation by packing the venue. Hard work by many of the Sunline Committee and helpers made this night happen. Track preparation was carried out by a band of volunteers including Chris Evans (Daniels Dad & retired sprintcar pilot) making his sons victory even sweeter. The crowd were treated to the “Waikerie Wave” at the start of the A and joined in enthusiastically with their headlights and phones. This was the largest field of Sprintcars to ever roll around the little track.
Mid markers were holding their own battle with each other and lap traffic with Darryl Guerin 6th followed by Kane Newcombe, Phil Lock, Andy Thompson and James Wren rounding out the top 10.
After winning on Friday night at AMP Mark Caruso didn’t have the night he wanted after flipping in his second heat and with some serious damage decided to sit the remainder of the night out. Jamie Hendry was another whose night didn’t pan out as hoped for and brought on the Reds after hitting the wall in Turn 1 sustaining damage also ending his night.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time winner was Cody Atkins with a 15.163. For his efforts he picked up a 12 month subscription of Oval Express Magazine.
A Main results: 1st SA44 Daniel Evans, 2nd V7 Paul Solomon, 3rd SA75 Chris Solomon, 4th SA69 Cody Atkins, 5th SA16 Jack Gartner, 6th SA96 Darryl Guerin, 7th V65 Kane Newcombe, 8th V4 Phil Lock, 9th V53 Andy Thompson, 10th V16 James Wren, 11th SA76 Brayden Cooley, 12th V34 Brenten Farrer, 13th NT4 Jamie McInnes, 14th V24 Daniel Ellis, 15th SA56 Jarman Dalitz, 16th NSW46 Stacey Galliford, 17th A55 of Georgia McLeod 18th SA26 Tyson Chambers DNF.
Heat winners: SA33 Mark Caruso, V7 Paul Solomon, V4 Phil Lock & V16 James Wren
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – SA56 Jarman Dalitz - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – V65 Kane Newcombe - drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger- SA16 Jack Gartner- Show bag of Lucas Oil products
All Star Hot Arse Award – V24 Daniel Ellis- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – SA69 Cody Atkins - a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main - Dan Evans- WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 –V4 Phil Lock
Melbourne Stainless Nice Guy Award – ACT55 Georgia McLeod - stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Jackpotted to next round - $400 cash
Saturday February 18, 2017. All Stars Media
History was created last night when Mark Caruso took the very first Mainline Dynolog Dynamometers Feature Race win at Adelaide Motorsports Park. In the 10th Anniversary of the series this was the first time that the series had been to Adelaide and drivers, crews and fans where not disappointed.
Caruso’s SA33 was sublime in the early going of a time shortened A-Main before Lisa Walker driving the SA4 started to close the gap with Caruso being held up by lapped traffic. Heavy lapped traffic was starting to play its part before the caution came out giving him a clear track.
Defending series champion Brenten Farrer’s V34 survived a late race scare after contact with a lapped car to finish 3rd. SA75 Championship contender Chris Solomon finished 4th with SA 90 Michael Lovegrove rounding out the top 5 after being the only car to use the highline.
Cody Atkins finished in 6th. He was followed by Daniel Evans, Phil Lock, Paul Solomon and Jarman Dalitz in 10th. Lucas Oils Hard Charger Michael Burford made up 5 spots to finish in 11th. Jamie Hendry was next followed by Andy Thompson, Jamie McInnes, Daryl Guerin, Jack Gartner, Stacey Galliford and Daniel Ellis and Tyson Chambers rounding out the finishers. Brayden Cooley finished on the infield after blowing a Right Rear Tyre.
The Pole shootout proved to be a scintillating affair with Mark Caruso producing the drive of the night in a wheel to wheel battle with Walker to earn the right to start on Pole position for the Main. Farrer started from 3rd with Atkins in 4. The 3rd row saw Chris Solomon line up beside Lock.
Paul Solomon and Lovegrove shared the 4th row with Chambers and Evans occupying the 5th row. Cooley and McInnes shared the 6th row whilst Thompson and Dalitz started on the 7th row. B-Main winner Hendry, Burford, Guerin, Galliford, Jack Gartner and Ellis rounded out the 20 starters.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time winner was SA33 Mark Caruso with a blistering 12.664 second lap. Phil Lock was 2nd quick. He was followed by Lisa Walker, Paul Solomon and Brenton Farrer rounding out the top 5. Caruso picked up a 12 month subscription of Oval Express Magazine for his efforts and kick started his night.
A Main results: 1st SA33, 2nd SA4, 3rd V34, 4th SA75, 5th SA90, 6th SA69, 7th SA44, 8th V4, 9th V7, 10th SA56, 11th SA9, 12th SA42, 13th V53, 14th NT4, 15th SA96, 16th SA16, 17th NSW46, 18th V24 19th SA26, 20th SA76 -DNF
Caruso backed up his quick time with the win in heat 1. He led home Walker and Farrer. Lock took the win in heat 2 beating home Paul Solomon and Burford. Chris Solomon led home Atkins and Farrer in heat 3 with Tyson Chambers taking the win in heat 4 leading home Thompson and McInnes.
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – V4 Phil Lock- $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – SA44 Daniel Evans - drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger- SA9 Michael Burford - Show bag of Lucas Oil products
All Star Hot Arse Award – V34 Brenten Farrer- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – SA33 Mark Caruso- a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – SA33 Mark Caruso - WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 –V4 Phil Lock -
Melbourne Stainless Nice Guy Award – SA26 Tyson Chambers- stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickman’s Tree Maintenance Random Draw – SA90 Michael Lovegrove - $400 cash
Thursday February 16, 2017. All Stars Media
The Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series is about to create history this weekend. “For the first time in 10 seasons we get the opportunity to compete at Adelaide Motorsport Park and we then get to back it up the following night at Sunline Speedway, Waikerie. This will also be our first double header weekend and that’s pretty exciting.
Both of these venues are new for us and the support we are getting from our teams shows that they are excited also. With a travelling circus of 11 or so teams this season they are all making the most of the opportunity to run at new tracks.
These shows are also getting to the pointy end of the finish of the series and points are really getting tight adding another level to the weekend. We have had great support from our SA teams this season and now we get to travel the kilometres and they get to perform at home.” Mandy Searle tells us
“It could turn out to be an All Star’s V South Australia fight night with V34 Brenten Farrer, SA75 Chris Solomon, SA44 Dan Evans, V7 Paul Solomon, V4 Phil Lock, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA69 Cody Atkins, V65 Kane Newcombe, SA56 Jarman Dalitz just to name a few All Star regulars running against the South Aussie team of SA42 Jamie Hendry, SA4 Lisa Walker, SA26 Tyson Chambers, SA90 Michael Lovegrove, SA9 Michael Burford, SA96 Darryl Guerin again just to name a few. Running mainly in SA for the past few seasons Mark Caruso’s SA33 is an ex All Star Series Champion and will still will be counted as part of the All Star Team!” says Searle with a grin.
Nominations are in the mid 20’s for both nights and we can guarantee their will be plenty of hard fast racing on both nights. Check out the individual track websites for start time and make sure you come along and be a part of the action.
Monday February 13, 2017. All Stars Media
Unfortunately rain was the winner of the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial Saturday night at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier.
In what started out as a sunny Saturday afternoon a huge field of cars rolled into the pits for the event. “We managed to complete Time Trials and our first heat but as we rolled out for our second the drizzly rain started and that was effectively the end of our night.
Light rain was persistent and after waiting a while to see if it was going to clear there was no choice but to cancel the remainder of the night. How disappointing for the 30 plus cars in the pits, for Tyson’s family, for Travis Rilat flying in from the USA only days prior. We have to thank the Borderline Committee for their effort and willingness to work with us on the night.
It was just so disappointing for everyone but it wasn’t meant to be.” Mandy Searle tells us.
All the stars turned up to run Spuds Show, All Star regulars, Farrer, Lock, Evans, Chris & Paul Solomon, Dalitz just to name a few. Past series champions Caruso & Ely as well as 410 regulars Mollenoyux, Van Ginneken, Tranter, Walker, and Hunter. Popularity and support for Spuds Show grows every year and it was shaping up to be an awesome event but now we will just have to wait until next year and try again.
Chad Ely took out the Oval Express Magazine Quick Time with an 11.541 and Charles Hunter collected a full set of nerf bars for being the Best Presented Car on the night. Thanks to both Oval Express Magazine and Melbourne Stainless Steel for sponsoring these awards.
“At every show we give away Frisbees to kids in the crowd which we still managed to do and the one with the winner’s car number on the back wins a prize. We had a couple of very talented kids come up at the end with their Frisbee with the words “Mother Nature” on the back giving us a laugh. Rain may have beaten the racing but it didn’t beat us having a BBQ, a drink and a laugh for Spud at the end of the night.” Mandy says.
Thursday February 9, 2017. All Stars Media
Nominations have rolled in for the 7th Tyson Perez Memorial with entries from N.T, ACT, SA, Vic and the USA and all the 360 hot shots wanting to be a part of this emotionally charged event.
Numbers are already in the mid 30’s and the race paying $3000 to win with a total payout of $12K on the A Main. For the 6th year in a row Travis Rilat has flown in from Texas this week to compete in the race meeting held to honour his mate and again will be driving the PJS Motorsport USA29 XXX. Rilat winning the event last year is focused on repeating his efforts again.
Tony Bartlett Auto’s SA75 Cool has won the event 2 times in the past with Matt Egel behind the wheel. Bartlett has Chris Solomon driving this season and both Solomon and Bartlett will be giving it their all to take out the win.
This event is very special to car owner Tony Bartlett as he knew Spud for many years, with a young Spud travelling with the Bartlett team on the road for World Series. TB would dearly love to make it No 3 for the team. Chris also has special memories of Tyson and won the inaugural event so No 2 would be special for him also.
SA22 Chad Ely was close mates with Tyson and will be there to be part of the night. Ely has been on the dais many times for this event and a win has been on his ‘bucket list ‘since the race was introduced but he hasn’t just quite managed it.
Competition will be hard and fast with V7 Paul Solomon, V34 Brenten Farrer, SA44 Dan Evans, V77 Darren Mollenoyux, SA33 Mark Caruso, SA69 Cody Atkins, V36 Tim Van Ginnekin, SA45 Jake Tranter just to name a few of the stars rolling out for the event .
Be a part of this very special event. The emotion is sure to be raw and the racing fast. Borderline Speedway, Mount Gambier Saturday night 11th February. On track action starts at 5.30.
Tuesday February 7, 2017. All Stars Media
Flying in this week for the 6th year in a row Travis Rilat is flying 20 plus hours across the world this week to compete in the race meeting held in honour of his mate Tyson Perez.
The Tyson Perez Memorial which has become affectionately known as the ‘Spud’ Memorial is being held this Saturday night – 11th February at Borderline Speedway, Mt Gambier.
Rilat will be driving the USA29 A+ Powder Coating owned Triple X under the banner of PJS Motorsport. Rilat has won the event the last 3 years and with a very emotional acceptance speech told everyone how much this race meeting means to him.
‘It is out of respect for Tyson that I come back to be a part of this night. Normally back home in the states it is only drivers that are given a memorial event and it is really great to see others recognised in Australia. It’s not only drivers that have been involved in speedway and touched hearts along their way.’ said Rilat.
Series Promoter Mandy Searle s says “Again I find it hard to believe that someone can travel from Texas for the 6th time to be a part of our show. The enormity of his effort is overwhelming. Driving from one end of Australia is one thing but travelling half way across the world is another.
I was humbled the first year Travis ran with us and will be again this weekend. Their friendship must have been really special.”
Rilat is only here for a short few days but plans on catching up with Tyson’s Mum Deb & Tuck for a night of memories and old stories.
Monday February 6, 2017. All Stars Media
Chris Solomon used a late race restart to pass leader Daniel Evans with just 3 laps remaining in an exciting A-Main in Round 7 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynameters All Stars Series at Horsham’s Blue Ribbon Raceway.
In an eventful race which saw the lead change on multiple occasions Solomon was sublime in the final stages which saw lap traffic play its part. Paul Solomon was home in 3rd, Phil Lock 4th and Jack Gartner having his best result for the season in 5th.
Daniel Evans took the win in the Essendon Ford Pole Shootout and in doing so won the right to start from pole in the 30 lap decider. Chris Solomon lined up alongside him with Paul Solomon and Michael Tancredi occupying the second row. Brayden Cooley backed up his earlier Quick Time starting 5th and Jesse Nicholas 6th. With rain looming the 4 wide was dropped and the race was on. Front markers got away quickly while mid markers were dicing for the own positions lap traffic quickly came into play. Farrer was working his way thru the field but bought the yellows on going into turn 2. Starting rear with only 3 laps to go managed to drive his way back up to 9th. Cooley, Nicholas, Atkins & Thompson were the mid markers having their own fight for positions mid pack.
In scorching conditions and on a track that threw up plenty of challenges, heat racing was frantic with wins going to Chris Solomon, Paul Solomon, Birthday Boy Jesse Nicholas and Andy Thompson.
Earlier in the night the SA76 of Brayden Cooley set Quick Time in the Oval Express Magazine Time Trial session. In doing so Cooley also picked up his maiden Quick Time and for his efforts picked up a 12 Month Subscription to Oval express Magazine. Cooley’s time of 16.002 was better than the 16.029 set by V7 Paul Solomon in second. He was followed by SA75 Chris Solomon with a 16.111, the SA44 of Daniel Evans with a 16.210 and the SA56 of Jarmin Dalitz with a 16.217 lap.
A Main results: 1st SA75 Chris Solomon , 2nd SA44, 3rd V7, 4th V4, 5th SA16, 6th SA76, 7th V66, 8th SA69, 9th V34, 10th V24, 11th Act55 , 12th V31, 13th V53, 14th V29 DNF, 15th SA56DNF, 16th V16DNF, 17th V18DNF, 18th V65DNF
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw – V29 Michael Tancredi - $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – V66 Jesse Nicholas - drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger- Cody Atkins- Show bag of Lucas Oil products
All Star Hot Arse Award – Andy Thompson - Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – SA76 Brayden Cooley- a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – SA75 Chris Solomon - WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8- Cody Atkins
Melbourne Stainless Nice Guy Award –Jason Gibbons - stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Driver Not present, Jackpots to $400 next round - $200 cash
Thursday February 2, 2017. All Stars Media
RD 7 of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series will be run this Saturday night at Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham. The Series heads to their 6th race track in 7 shows. “So many different tracks challenge’s every driver and keeps everyone on even ground – no home track favourites for our guys!” Searle tells us.
“We love to take our show to so many different tracks & fans and show off our talented drivers. Blue Ribbon Raceway is an awesome track to visit. The Committee have done so much work there over the past couple of seasons and it is their opening night for their season so all the town will be excited.”
February is going to be full on for all the teams with 5 shows in the next 4 weekends. Similar to the JSR King of the River which held 5 shows in 5 weekends, this will be an exciting time for all the All Stars.
Current series champ is also the current series leader Brenten Farrer has a marginal 3 point lead over Chris Solomon. Farrer’s V34 Frijtek ART has been consistent all season and this is paying off for the 26 year old. Solomon driving the Bartlett Racing Teams SA75 Cool will be trying to secure top points and take control of the Championship.
SA5 Trigga Gates has rebuilt a car after crashing hard at Adelaide Motorsport Park last weekend keeping the team busy during the week. SA76 Brayden Cooley, SA69 Cody Atkins, SA56 Jarman Dalitz, V18 Anthony Foster, V24 Dan Ellis are all rookies to the series and have all been showing great improvement and are all looking forward to the night.
Dan Evans’s SA44 has been swapping engines between 410 and 360 and also had a successful run in his Wingless car last weekend and in doing so keeping himself race fit . Then there are the series veterans V7 Paul Solomon and Phil Lock’s V4 Cool who both love Blue Ribbon Raceway.
“We will be fundraising for the Safe Steps Domestic Violence organisation and raffling a push bike on the night. Keep your eye out in the crowd for the All Star team to purchase tickets and dontate to this needy cause.
Domestic Violence is a major problem in our community and the more open we can be about it the better for everyone concerned.” Mandy says.
Give aways for the kids, Driver autograph signing and exciting racing – what else can you wish for on a Saturday night. February 4th Blue Ribbon Raceway, Horsham , Blue Ribbon Rd, Kalkee – 18k north of Horsham. Hot Laps start from 6.00pm.
Friday January 27, 2017. All Stars Media
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Monday January 16, 2017. All Stars Media
In front of a huge crowd at Simpson Speedway Cory Eliason driving for Adam Curry in the USA00 Awesome Landscape/Maxwill Racing Engines KPC picked up his first major win in Australia and collected a cool $10,000 for his efforts.
The low budget young South Australian team arrived in a small van and enclosed trailer with just enough spares to keep them on track if needed but the talented young driver did not require any of them.
The team were pumped at their win which was a huge reward for all their effort. Eliasons track speed was thrilling to watch.
V29 Terry McCarl settled quickly into the Hutchins/Tancredi Motorsport Team and after a few issues early in the night quickly sorted out the gremlins to finish 2nd behind Eliason. McCarl, Tim Van Ginnekin & Greg Hodnett were having a nail biting race in the dying stages of the main between themselves which ended up with Van Ginnekin steeling back 3rd and Hodnett 4th.
Following closely in 5th was young Jordyn Charge in the V60 machine. Charge started back in the main and drove a brilliant race.
Last year’s Challenge winner John Vogels unfortunately ended his night on the infield with a flat right front tire after tagging a spinning Foster. Vogels has been running 2nd for the majority of the race.
Mid markers were having their own race and with the track allowing for some awesome passing. Solomon’s, Milburn, Hunter, Farrer and Parr were swapping positions regularly and treated the crowd some exciting racing. Parr was another to get a flat tire and ended up infield whilst running 4th with only a few laps remaining in the 35 lap event.
With the track in brilliant condition SA75 Chris Solomon shone in the Pole Shoot Out. Starting in Position 6 and working his way through to finish 2nd and allow him to start on the front row of the A.
Solomon’s last 2 laps were against Eliason and he got the start as he had in each one. Ellison pulled him in and the pair were wheel to wheel coming out of turn 2. Eliason finally got the edge and won by a small margin.
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time winner was SA5 Trigga Gates with a 13.308 and in so doing picked up a 12 month subscription of Oval Express Magazine.
A Main results: 1st USA00 Cory Eliason, 2nd V29 Terry McCarl, 3rd V37 Tim Van Ginnekin, 4th V88 Greg Hodnett, 5th V60 Jordyn Charge, 6th SA75 Chris Solomon, 7th V7 Paul Solomon, 8th ACT68 Brett Milburn, 9th V73 Charles Hunter, 10th V34 Brenten Farrer, 11th SA56 Jarman Dalitz, 12th V78 Chris Campbell, 13th V4 Phil Lock, 14th SA5 Trigga Gates, 15th V18 Anthony Foster, 16th V53 Andy Thompson, 17th V77 Brayden Parr-DNF, 18th NSW36 Eddie Lumbar-DNF 19th V70 John Vogels DNF, 20th WA18 Scott Reilly –DNF
Heat winners: John Vogels, Scott Reilly, USA00 Cory Eliason, Tim Van Ginnekin, V88 Greg Hodnett, ACT68 Brett Milburn
IDIGIT Lucky $100 draw –Paul Solomon- $100 cash
Red Ed Sheds Lucky 7’s – Paul Solomon – drum of methanol
Lucas Oil Hard Charger- Greg Hodnett- Show bag of Lucas Oil products
All Star Hot Arse Award –Charles Hunter- Fire Extinguisher
Oval Express Magazine Quick Time Award – Trigga Gates – a year’s subscription to Oval Express Magazine
Hoosier Hero A Main – Cory Eliason - WAV right rear tire
Bar Up Bull Bars 8 – Brett Milburn
Melbourne Stainless Nice Guy Award – Andy Thompson - stainless steel front Nerf bar
Hickmans Tree Maintenance Random Draw – Greg Hodnett - $200 cash
Thursday January 12, 2017. All Stars Media
Local favourite and last year’s winner of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge John Vogels is making a return to the All Stars to take out the show for the second time. No other competitor has won twice and Vogels will be creating history if he succeeds. The crowd will be behind him 100% and this may give him the extra incentive needed.
Current series champ Brenten Farrer’s Frijtek V34 is again currently leading the series and will be looking to lock in top points to go towards the series Championship – as well as pick up the $10K! With only a 29 point difference between the top 5 every point and place is vital towards the end of season.
Chris Solomon is back in the SA75 Bartlett’s Motorsport package and after a few weeks to recoup car owner Tony Bartlett has rebuilt and fine-tuned the Cool chassis. Solomon ran 2nd last year and will be giving it all to take out the win. SA44 Daniel Evans has been keeping race ready over the Christmas period slotting in a 410 and running with World Series which will help the team Saturday night.
Paul Solomon’s ‘Always bet on Black’ V7 is another that has been fast all season taking out A Main wins and the JSR King of the River Series is capable of taking out the win. Series regulars V4 Phil Lock, SA5 Trigga Gates, SA56 Jarman Dalitz, SA76 Brayden Cooley, SA16 Jack Gartner, SA69 Cody Atkins and V65 Kane Newcombe are all keen to get another meeting in after the Christmas lay of period.
Recent winner of the 360 Victorian Title Jordyn Charge has put the family owned 360 engine back in the V60 machine and is keen for another run whilst winner of RD1 Brayden Parr V77 is another regular has also slotted the 360 back in for the night. Both these young kids have the talent and ability to collect the money.
The star studded entry list goes on and on – hard charging Tony Moule, Tim Van Ginneken, Brett Milburn, Michael Tancredi, Scott Reilly, Brad Warren, Eddie Lumbar just to name a few guarantee the action will be hard and fast.
With regular All Star giveaways, driver autographs and family fun make sure you come and join the action at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge otherwise known as the $10K to win show Saturday night January 14th.
Tuesday January 10, 2017. All Stars Media
With USA & Aussie Stars the magnitude of the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge grows every year and with added prize money makes the event the richest A Main for 360’s in Australia. The 7th running of this event is a highlight for the season.
Series regulars get to mix it with the best in the world and line up alongside some of their heroes. Terry McCarl is driving for the Hutchins/Tancredi Team. This will be the first outing in Australia for T-Mac and his first trip to the Bungador bullring. McCarl is a past winner of the 360 Knoxville Nationals and regular 360 runner in the States.
The team are fielding 2 cars on the night with regular driver Michael Tancredi also in the seat and not missing the opportunity to compete against these names.
Victory Lane Racegear owner Mathew Eastham is renowned for importing top names to drive his house car and this season he has secured the services of Greg Hodnett. Hodnett is also making his first appearance in Australia at Simpson. 41 year old Hodnett has 20+ wins during the 2016 season and will be looking at starting his Australian tour on a high.
25 year old Cory Eliason is the youngest of the American contingent but when it comes to exciting racing he will be one to watch. Eliason has teamed up with Adelaide’s Adam Curry in the USA00.Currie and Eliason have been friends for several years and it was Currie’s ambition to give Eliason a run in Australia. Eliason is a ‘thrill a minute’ racer and used to running short tracks in California.
The team ran last weekend at Murray Bridge with good results confidence will be on their side.
“What a cool honour it will be our All Star contracted teams – Farrer, Gates, Lock, Solomon’s, Gartner, Evans, Atkins, Newcombe, Dalitz & Forrell to race with these guys. Possibly a once in a life time experience for them. All of them are capable of winning.” says Mandy Searle.
If you need a sprintcar fix this coming weekend the place to be is Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway for the All Star Challenge otherwise known as the $10K to win show
Monday January 2, 2017. All Stars Media
As the 2017 season kicks into action for the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Series current champ Brenten Farrer in the Frijtek V34 ART would like nothing better than to stand on the podium at the All Star Challenge. The series has taken a few weeks off to regroup after their hectic King of the River period during November and December.
During this time Farrer has taken the opportunity to slot in his 410 engine and get more laps under his belt in preparation for the Challenge. Currently sitting in first place for this season championship a good night would also secure more valuable points for the end of season.
As nominations keep rolling in for the Heytsbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 14th event it is shaping up to be a cracker.
Saturday December 31, 2016. All Stars Media
John Vogels in the V70 Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers & Lucas Oils Cool winner of last season’s Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers All Star Challenge will be trying to make it 2 out of 2 and also pick up the history making $10K to win pay out.
Vogels is the home town favorite at Simpson Speedway and knows the track like the back of his hand. The quiet unassuming Vogels has multiple SRA Series Championships under his belt and will be giving 110% to take out the Challenge for the 2nd time.
Tuesday December 20, 2016. All Stars Media
The richest 360 A Main in Australia the Mainline DynoLog Dynamometers Annual All Star Challenge is being held at Heytesbury Stockfeeds Simpson Speedway January 14 2017 and to help celebrate the series milestone 10th Anniversary first place prize money has been increased to $10,000.
“This is pretty exciting for both the All Stars and Simpson and puts us right up there with other major sprintcar events in January. It is the first $10K to win show we have run and shows our dedication to the annual event which is held the weekend before the Grand Annual Classic. It kicks off a week of major race meetings in the state with the Presidents Cup being held at Avalon and the Kings Challenge at Mt Gambier then finishing at Warrnambool with 3 nights for the Classic.” says Mandy Searle.
With $10,000 for 1st, $2600 -2nd, $1800-3rd, $1500-4th, $1200-5th, $1000-6th back to $600 just to start the A this really is a fantastic payout for 360 teams. A total of $27K being paid out on the show. Any competitor interested in competing is welcome and we would love to have you be a part of the 7th Annual Challenge.
Nomination Forms are available for the www.sprintcarallstars.com.au and can be emailed to [email protected] or faxed to 03 9338 7476.
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